The Economist Events Hosts “The Business of Longevity: Innovation for an ageing world”

Global experts to gather in San Francisco on December 7, 2016, to
discuss opportunities and innovations in ageing and longevity

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Economist Events will bring together leading minds in
innovation, healthcare, investment, technology, science, and
policymaking, to discuss growing opportunities in ageing and longevity
on December 7, 2016, in San Francisco. Called “The Business of
Longevity: Innovation for an ageing world,” the event will look at the
driving forces behind new business opportunities.

Growth in life expectancy, especially in countries with strong
economies, is creating new business opportunities focused on the rapidly
growing and lucrative ageing market. According to the World Economic
Forum, by next year around 70 percent of disposable income in the U.S.
will be held by people over 60. In addition, analysts expect
breakthrough technologies, innovative services, and disruptive business
models to generate $30 billion over the next five years.

“Longevity presents a massive growth opportunity for companies, however,
questions remain about how to transform the traditionally altruistic
field of ageing and care into commercially successful business models,”
said Leila Berkeley, senior vice president, The Economist Events.
“We are proud to be offering experts from a range of disciplines to
speak to the opportunities within this growing market.”

Confirmed speakers to date include:

-Brian K. Kennedy, President and chief executive, Buck Institute for
Research on Aging
-Busy Burr, Vice president of innovation and
head, Humana Health Ventures
-Carlos Javier Regazzoni, Executive
director, National Institute of Social Services for Retirees and
Pensioners, Argentina (INSSJP)
-Chip Conley, Global head of
hospitality, Airbnb
-David Lindeman, Director, Center for
Technology and Aging
-David Sabow, Head of life science and
healthcare banking, Silicon Valley Bank
-Emily Melton, Partner, DFJ
Dyson, Executive founder, Way to Wellville
-Frank Leyhausen,
General manager, MedComInternational (German Seniors League)
Craig Venter, Co-founder, executive chairman and chief executive, Human
Longevity Inc.
-Jacquelyn B. James, Co-director, Center on Aging &
Work at Boston College
-James Firman, President and chief
executive, National Coalition on Aging
-Joon Yun, Managing partner
and president, Palo Alto Investors
-Kimberley O’Loughlin, Senior
vice president and general manager, Philips Home
-Laura Carstensen,
Director, Stanford Center on Longevity
-Laura Deming, Partner, The
Longevity Fund
-Lisa Suennen, Managing partner, Venture Valkyrie
Borio, Chief scientist (acting), US Food and Drug Administration
Hamburg, Foreign secretary, National Academy of Medicine
Kaeberlein, Professor of Pathology and Adjunct Professor of Genome
Sciences, University of Washington
-Nick Cherney, Head of exchange
traded products, Janus
-Nir Barzilai, Professor of Medicine and
Genetics and director of the Institute for Aging Research, Albert
Einstein College of Medicine
-Paul H. Irving, Chairman, Milken
Institute Centre for the Future of Aging
-R. Dale Hall, Managing
director of research, Society of Actuaries
-Rakesh Koshar,
Associate director, Pew Research Center
-Randy Swanson, Chief
executive, Care Innovations
-Roberto Bernabei, President, Italia
-Sonya Kim, Founder and chief executive, One Caring Team
Goetz, Chief executive and co-founder, Iodine

For more information on the event or to register for the conference,
please visit
and join us on Twitter at #EconLongevity. The event is open to the media
– please contact Peter Lo (information below) for media registration

Prudential is the event’s founding sponsor and AARP is a gold sponsor.
The event’s PR agency is Zeno Group.

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